Hyderabad: Amid lockdown, the University of Hyderabad has kicked off the admission process for the academic year 2020-21.

Students can apply online (http://acad.uohyd.ac.in) for admission to various courses. The last date for online application is May 3, 2020. The entrance examinations will be held from June 2 to 6, 2020.

Hyderabad Central University (HCU) has increased the number of seats to 2,400 from 2,170 last year. Courses also have been increased to 128 from 119 last year. They include 16 integrated courses, 41 PG courses, 15 M.Phil, 10 M.Tech and 46 Ph.D. programmes. Around 38 centers have been established across the country for conducting the entrance examinations.

However, the university will not conduct an entrance exam at those centers where the number of applications is less than 200.

The University has introduced 7 new courses for this year. They include M.A Gender Studies, MA Communication (Media Studies) and MA Communication (Media Practice), M.Tech Microelectronics & VLSI Design (slow pace), M.Tech Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Ph.D. Microbiology and M.Ed Education.

It may be noted that the admission to MCA will be based on NIMCET scores, conducted by NIT Common Entrance Test. The admission to 8 M.Tech courses will be through Centralized Counseling of M.Tech (CCMT) of GATE. The admission to 5-year Integrated M.Tech (Computer Science) will be through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) of JEE. The admission to MBA courses will be based on CAT scores. Admission to M.Sc. Biotechnology will be made through CEEB, conducted by JNU, New Delhi.

The University of Hyderabad is an Institution of eminence, ranked overall 11th in NIRF Rankings 2019, with a NAAC rating of 3.72 out of 4.

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